NFL head coaches have their causes, but most are geared toward young men, possible future clientele.
In this case, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has sought out high school female athletes in one of the nation's toughest areas — Baltimore.
In a region ravaged in the past weeks by violence, looting and civil disobedience, Harbaugh ran a workshop for an elite group of female student athletes. His theme: leadership.
According to WBALtv.com
, nearly 50 athletes – two from each high school in the city – soaked in Harbaugh's expertise on moving others. The program is called "Lift."
"You can't be a great leader unless you learn how to follow, and you can't be a great leader unless you want to serve, unless you care about other people," he told the group.
Ravens community relations employee Heather Damey said Harbaugh was the perfect man for the job.
"We know there are so many great female athletes in our community, and we wanted to create something that allowed them to take their leadership skills to a whole new level," she said.
Junior Daijah Butler said she was already motivated after hearing coach Harbaugh speak.
"I feel like the words and the quotes that we might get from the players today might help us push ourselves and motivate ourselves for things that we have in our future," she said.
Said junior De'Asia Ellis: "Whatever work setting I'm in, it'll teach me to always go for it, always try to aim for the higher position, always try to go for that promotion, always try to fight for whatever goals I set for myself."